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At Least 12 Patches from Microsoft Next Week

Microsoft said today that it plans to issue at least 12 security updates to fix vulnerabilities in its Windows and Office products.

Redmond says 10 of the updates will address flaws -- some of them "critical" -- in Windows. No doubt one of the two Office updates will address the PowerPoint flaw that online criminals have been exploiting for the past month to steal information from companies.

Microsoft often fixes multiple, distinct security flaws with a single patch, so I would not be surprised if the updates released on "Patch Tuesday" next week mend more than two dozen flaws. As usual, Security Fix will have more information on the updates shortly after they are released.

By Brian Krebs  |  August 3, 2006; 6:08 PM ET
Categories:  New Patches  
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I don't think the issues with the last round of updates were ever addressed (see the comments for that Security Fix entry for details), at least not here.

Have the bugs in the last set of updates been fixed yet? I've put off updating one of my machines after the one that I did update started having issues.

Posted by: S. H. | August 4, 2006 3:57 PM | Report abuse

microsoft should reward hackers who hack the operating system. hacker finds a flaw...sends it to microsoft, microsoft rewards them. simple and easy

Posted by: blito3 | August 5, 2006 3:29 AM | Report abuse

MS does so if the person does it without revealing the code before a patch can be created.

Posted by: wackbag | August 7, 2006 5:11 AM | Report abuse

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